COLLEGE AND CAREER

Amy McKenna
College and Career Specialist

STAY INFORMED & SIGN UP FOR REMIND

College and Career Upcoming Events: Text @hsbevents to 81010 or send blank email to hsbevents@mail.remind.com

Scholarships: Text @rhsscholar to 81010 or send blank email to rhsscholar@mail.remind.com

Guaranteed Admissions Program

Thanks to a new pilot program, qualifying Ridgefield School District seniors will receive guaranteed admission to five Washington colleges and universities, including:

● Central Washington University
● Eastern Washington University
● The Evergreen State College
● Washington State University
● Western Washington University

RSD is one of 60 districts participating in the guaranteed admissions pilot program this school year. Please note that guaranteed admission is not free admission. Read more here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

EDUCATION RESOURCES

ACT

college board sat ap

Khan Academy

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER

OFF-CAMPUS EVENTS

MILITARY VISITS

In RHS Commons - During Lunch -Monthly Visits

Army

Army Reserve

Marines

2nd Tuesdays

Navy
2nd Wednesdays

WA Army National Guard
2nd Thursdays



FINANCIAL AID

Student and Legal Guardian must apply for a FSA ID before completing the FAFSA.

Apply for your FAFSA beginning October 1st, 2022

If you are ineligible for federal aid due to immigration status but you are eligible for a state financial aid program (i.e. for undocumented students) complete the WASFA

SCHOLARSHIP

RESOURCES

career one

college board

college bound

gear up

fastweb

federal student aid

sallie mae

scholarships.com

scholarship 360

washboard

WUE - Western Undergraduate Exchange
Helps undergraduate students study
out of state in the West for less.

Remember to check with the colleges you are considering for scholarships.

We do not receive all scholarship applications.

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS


Community Foundation for SW Washington
Numerous scholarships available. It is important to review the requirements & deadlines for each individual scholarship. Visit Community Foundation. Deadline: Varies

Portland Community College Foundation Scholarships
Hundreds of scholarship available. Apply online: PCC Deadline: February 1, 2023

WAEOP Past Presidents Student Scholarship
Ten scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded. Application available WAEOP. Deadline: February 1, 2023

Vancouver Emblem Club Scholarship
Up to $1,000 scholarships available. Applicants need to be a graduating high school senior or adult students. Must submit transcript, letters of recommendation & a letter stating the need of the scholarship. Application packet can be picked up in the College & Career Center (RM 110). Deadline: February 10, 2023

Abby's Closet Dream Scholarship
$1,000-$3,000 scholarships available and a private giveaway to select their perfect gown. applicants must be female high school seniors, attending school in Oregon or Washington. Applicants must share their dreams and aspirations for the future. Apply online at 2023 Dreams. Deadline: February 10, 2023

Marshall Youth Leadership Award
$3,500 scholarship available to Clark County seniors, committed to serving a greater good. Nomination required. Learn more at Marshall Award. Deadline: February 17, 2023

ACPE NW
Up to $3,000 scholarships available to graduating seniors who plan to study technology. Apply online at ACPE NW. Deadline: February 20, 2023

Building Futures Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded to Clark County residents pursuing education for a career within or related to the building industry. Apply at BIA Scholarship. Deadline: February 28, 2023

Flavorful Futures Scholarship
$5,000 scholarships open to HS seniors who are pursuing higher education & using their passion to add flavor in their community and beyond. Apply online at Flavorful. Deadline: February 28, 2023

Washington State School Retirees' Association
Multiple scholarships available for students with a 3.0 GPA or above and plan to pursue a career in education. More info and apply at WSSRA. Deadline: March 1, 2023

American Indian Endowed Scholarship
$500-$2,000 scholarships available. Applicants must have social or cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community; intend to use their education to benefit the American Indian community; and be a WA resident. Apply online at American Indian Endowed. Deadline: March 1, 2023

Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest
Several $1,000 cash prizes available. Open to students in grades 9-12. Must write an essay no longer than 1,500 words. Submit online at Cancer Unwrapped. Deadline: March 3, 2023

Doodle for Google Contest
$30,000 scholarship available and a chance to have your artwork featured on the Google homepage. Use your imagination to create Google Doodle based on what you are grateful for. Learn more and submit an entry at Doodle for Google. Deadline: March 7, 2023

WIAA Smart Choices Scholarship
$1,000-$5,000 scholarships are available to graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership & community service. Apply online at Smart Choices. Deadline: March 15, 2023

Horatio Alger Scholarship
A variety of awards are available to assist high school students. Visit Horatio Alger. Deadline: March 15, 2023

Captain Chris Stover Scholarship
$500 scholarship available to seniors who play basketball or are members of the JRTOC. This award is in memory of US Air force Captain Christopher Stover. Applicants should demonstrate leadership, contributions to the community and academic excellence. Apply online at Stover. Deadline: March 31, 2023

TwinStar Credit Union Scholarship
Multiple $2,000 scholarships available. Applicants must be in good standing with TwinStar and plan on attending an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2023. Applications available @ TwinStar. Deadline: March 31, 2023

Andrew Jay Inskeep Memorial Scholarship
Up to five $1,000 scholarships available to honor the legacy of Andrew Inskeep. Must plan to attend college/trade school in the Fall of 2023 and have been active in a local church. Application available Andrew Inskeep Deadline: April 1, 2023

Vancouver Methodist Foundation Scholarship
Multiple scholarships available. Applicants must be able to share their greatest accomplishment & provide 3 letters of recommendation. This is not a church only scholarship, as the Foundation remains committed to helping as many students as possible. Application: Methodist. Deadline: April 1, 2023

Humanists of Greater Portland Scholarship Essay Contest
$3,000 scholarship available for college-bound seniors with 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their essay. Application information available at: Essay Contest. Deadline: April 8, 2023

RHS Golden Grad/RPSF Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available to eligible RHS 2023 graduates. Applicants must plan to continue their education and need some financial assistance. Application available at Golden Grad. Deadline: April 14, 2023

2023 Sierra Maldonado Memorial/RPSF Scholarship
Two scholarships up to $5,000 are available to students enrolled in Ridgefield Public Schools. Applicants must plan to attend technical or trade school or certification program. Applications available at Sierra Maldonado . Deadline: April 14, 2023

2023 Price Foundation/RPSF Scholarship
Two scholarships up to $5,000 are available to students enrolled in Ridgefield Public Schools. Applicants must plan to attend technical or trade school or certification program. Applications available at Price Foundation. Deadline: April 14, 2023

Clark County Fair Association 2023 Exhibitor Scholarship
Over the past 30 years, the fund has distributed over $630,00 to more than 370 students. It is intended to provide funds to local 4-H, FFA, Grange Youth or Open Class Participants. Applications are available at Clark County Fair. Deadline: April 14, 2023

KMR Group Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships up to $3,500 available. Applicants must be high school senior in Washington or Oregon, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and plan on attending Clark College, Lower Columbia College or Mt. Hood Community College. Apply online at: KMR. Deadline: April 21, 2023

Pacific University Oregon Senior Preview Scholarship Days
Annual $1,000 scholarship available to participants that attend a Preview Day Session. Learn more & register at Preview

International Air & Hospitality/NW Culinary/NW Renewable Energy Scholarships
Multiple scholarships available to students interested in pursuing these programs. More info at https://iahaschools.com/types-of-aid/

The University of Arizona Non-Resident Scholarships
Up to $35,000 in scholarships available to non-residents. Learn more about these great opportunities at https://financialaid.arizona.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/incoming-transfer

Whitman Tuition Commitment
Full tuition may be covered if the student's family earns less than $80,000 a year. Learn more at Tuition Commitment

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC) Scholarship
$180,000 scholarship opportunity. Applicants must: be a U.S. Citizen; be at least 17 years of age and no older than 23; and plan to complete high school/equivalent credits. To learn more about this great opportunity visit http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/.

Air Force ROTC Scholarship
Full or partial scholarships are available. Applicants must: be a U.S. citizen; be at least 17 years of age and plan to complete high school. To learn more visit https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships.

Careers That Work Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship available to seniors that are interested in attending a participating private career college in the Northwest (Some of the schools include: Concorde Career College, International Air & Hospitality Academy & Perry Tech). You may not complete this application independently. For more information visit https://www.nwcareercolleges.org/scholarships/careers-that-work/ or email Mrs. McKenna.

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